After years in hiding, a North Korean ship shows its true colors
Records reveal Ji Da 1 cargo vessel likely sailed under the radar for years on behalf of Pyongyang
A new addition to Pyongyang’s official fleet sailed into Nampho late last month, ship tracking data shows, raising questions about North Korea’s ability to acquire ships despite long-standing U.N. Security Council (UNSC) sanctions.
An NK Pro investigation also reveals that several Hong Kong-based companies — some with potential North Korea ties — juggled the ship between them before it officially joined the North’s fleet.
At 10,058 deadweight tons, the Ji Da 1 (IMO 9010058) — known as the Myong Sa Sim Ni in International Maritime Organization (IMO) records — is not particularly large as far as cargo vessels
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